|Quoting Simairlinenet (Reply 4):|
I believe ANA also uses the 773ER to Shanghai between transcontinental flights.
No, they do not. The three are kept busy on the JFK
runs, as I mentioned before.
|Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):|
So where is NH using their remaining 744s? Are they all going to Europe and intra-asia or even domestics? They have 30 (based on Airfleets.)
I wonder if they will aquire any more 773s for their heavier routes.
Didn't they recently order some new 767s? What are they for?
Six 744s fly NRT
. One flies NRT
. Another flies NRT
on occasions. Currently, they have a couple of 744s that are even rotating in/out on domestic runs (JA403A, JA404A, & JA405A). With 10 773ERs on order/delivery, it's just a matter of time before the European runs switch to 773ER.
I am not sure where you got the number '30' 744 as they only have 23 744s of which 13 are 744Ds. NCA has two 744F. NH
has just one 747SR left which will have its last flight in March.
767s are for regional routes. Currently, their alloted landing rights to China are maxed out but when new frequencies are added, they will need some more metal. Some of the older 763ERs are going for cargo conversion soon and they cannot sit idly for the next few years until the 788s arrive.
The 73Gs will open up some thinner regional flying up to 5 hours away too. Until now, 763ER was the smallest aircraft operating int'l flights.